There are several studio newborn photographers in the Evansville area, but I noticed that no one was really going for it in the lifestyle newborn photography arena. It was a gap in the market, as some might say. And luckily for me, it’s a gap that I’m more than happy to fill. And even more luckily for me, there were some sweet families who invited me into their homes in 2017 to document those fleeting moments with their newborns.
“We loved working with Morgan! I was so thankful Morgan was willing to come to our home for our session. With a newborn, that’s a relief in itself to not have to pack up and go anywhere! Morgan was so sweet to us and our little girl, and she made us feel very comfortable the entire time. I’m so glad we have these beautiful pictures to look at for years to come!”
There’s something so special about being able to capture a new season of life like this in the very place that it’s happening. Being able to capture the home that your baby first lived in, the crib he or she first slept in, the chair that you rocked them to sleep in night after sleepless night, the nursery that you poured your decorator’s soul into among other things is so incredibly special. It’s so true to life in a way that many forms of photography aren’t.
Let’s be honest. Bringing a new baby into the world in and of itself can be exhausting. From nine months of pregnancy to those sleepless first days, being introduced to parenthood is not for the faint of heart.So before baby makes his or her arrival, we’re going to get all of the photo prep work out of the way. Thinking about what to wear is the last thing you’re going to want to deal with when you’re running on caffeine, fumes and three hours of sleep. We’ll talk about the best outfits and colors for you and your family well in advance of your session and how to best prepare baby, so that you feel prepared and ready to go. I’ll also give you tips for preparing your home for our session, so that you can have the absolute best photos possible. Warning: Sometimes this involves throwing all of your toddler’s toys and the clutter from your coffee table into the shower. #noshame
For more information and investment details, please fill out the form on my contact page. The average newborn client invests about $500 on their session and images.
When I rebranded my business last year, I made the decision to focus primarily on lifestyle newborn photography in addition to weddings. As many of you know, I still photograph families as of right now, but newborns and families are what really set my creative soul on fire.
I truly feel that lifestyle newborn photos are something we hold near and dear to our hearts now, as parents, but I think their value multiplies exponentially as we grow older – and as those little babies grow older.
And even though that tiny baby has grown and accomplished so much, they’ll still hold that same love for them in their heart that they did when those photos were taken. They’ll still be mesmerized by them. They’ll still be so proud to call him their son or her their daughter. And they’ll still want to hold onto and protect them. But they’ll know it’s time to let go, and so they will. But that photo captured so long ago? That precious moment that they’ll gaze at their misty eyes? That moment doesn’t have to go. That moment stays.
No really, I am. All of my newborn photo sessions take place in my clients’ homes. Why? Because capturing you in your natural element is of the utmost importance to me.I’m a mom too. I know about the blood, sweat and tears you put into the nursery. And I also know that you’re going to shed a few more tears when you have to take that nursery decor down and convert it into a big boy or big girl room. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.It’s not just the nursery, though. It’s your whole home. It’s a place that’s going to hold so many memories for you. This is your baby’s first home – the place you’re going to bring them home to. It’s where your baby will say “mama” and “dada” for the first time and where he or she will take their first steps. It’s a place that deserves to be documented.Not to mention, leaving the house throughout the first few days of your baby’s life is not going to be high on your priority list. So I’m going to make it easy on you – I’m coming over.
So I consider it an honor to be asked to document such a life-changing season for these families. I know in my heart that they’ll nostalgically look back on those photos as that once tiny newborn grows into a toddler, a child, a teenager and an adult. I know that they’ll look at those photos through misty eyes as they prepare for their son or daughter to pack the car for college or to walk down the aisle and say their vows.
It’s time for you to cuddle that bundle of joy you just waited nine months to meet! That doesn’t sound all that bad, right?!There’s lots of snuggling and holding and loving and kissing during newborn sessions. Babies will be babies, though, and sometimes there’s also a lot of crying. This. is. normal.There’s a reason that newborn sessions are longer than your average photo session. Babies are unpredictable, and I always allow time for the unpredictable to happen.If baby wants to scream for 15 minutes, cool. If baby wants to eat (even though you JUST fed them), that’s totally fine. If baby wants to pee on the outfit you just put on them, also fine. I mean, these things probably won’t feel fine to you. I assure you, though, that these things happen sometimes and it really is ok. We’ll still capture some beautiful moments between you and your little one. I promise.
Best of 2017 Newborns | Evansville, Indiana Newborn Photographer
“It was so wonderful to work with Morgan for our family photo shoot when our most recent addition (Naomi) was born. She came to our house and was great with Naomi, but even better was the time she took to make our 2 year old feel comfortable around her – our 2 year old is really shy and we’ve had some pretty bad experiences trying to get good professional photos of her before. The pictures came out great and we are so happy to have such wonderful documentation of such an important part of our lives – and one that we know will go by in a blink. Thanks Morgan for doing such a wonderful job and being so patient (with all of us!).”
“Our newborn session with Morgan was wonderful. Those first few days at home with a new tiny human can be overwhelming, but Morgan made the process so comfortable, she was so incredibly patient, and most importantly she so beautifully captured those sweet, sweet moments of our newly expanded family that you wish you could just hold onto forever! One of the best parts of working with Morgan is the turn around time; we were able to share these precious moments and sweet new arrival with family and friends while she was still a newborn! I am so happy we chose Morgan, and we would choose her again and again!”
You did it! You survived your first photo session with your baby – just one of many firsts in this season of your life, I’m sure. Now you want to see those pictures!And I know how badly you want to see them. I’m always sure to let you in on a few sneak peeks here and there through Facebook, Instagram and the blog. And you’ll receive the full gallery within two weeks of your session!I deliver all images through an online gallery where you can download them to your computer, share them on social media and print them wherever you would like. Not to mention, you can send the link to Grandma and Grandpa so that they can do the same. Translation: You don’t have to worry about passing around a USB drive to everyone who wants to ooo and aww over the photos of your sweet newborn. #momwin
So thank you, to each and every mom and dad who trusted me to capture such a precious season of life for you. As a fellow parent, I know how fleeting that season is and how important it is to have it documented. So thank you for putting that responsibility in my hands.
I’ll mark your due date on my calendar. I’m fully aware that babies are unpredictable, though. My first decided to postpone his arrival a few days past his due date, much to my dismay. I’m also privy to the fact that there are much more punctual babies than my own – babies that will surprise you with an early arrival.All that being said, we really are never certain as to when that little one is going to enter the world. Once baby arrives, you’ll email me or text me (or maybe we’ll be Facebook friends and I’ll see it and LOVE it!), and let me know that he or she is here.Then we’ll find a date on the calendar that both works for you and ensures your bundle of joy is less than 10 days old for his or her first photoshoot.
“We have worked with Morgan for the last two years and have trusted her to capture all the important milestones within our family. Morgan made our family feel so comfortable during our newborn session. She’s an incredibly patient, sweet, and kind person. She is also truly talented and her work is captivating – she’s creative and super fun to work with. Our photos turned out amazing and we’ll cherish them forever. Thank you, Morgan!”
“Morgan is super sweet and friendly, and was a breeze to work with. She also made two awkward picture takers feel incredibly comfortable and our photos are so beautiful. We especially cherish the photos of our daughter when she was 10 days old and we are grateful we had the photos done when she was so small. Morgan was also very experienced working with a newborn (as a mom herself!) and did a great job handling our daughter and making her look beautiful. We also appreciated that Morgan made our daughter look like herself and was able to do more authentic family photos that weren’t staged.”
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Your home. Your baby’s nursery. The place you’ll bring your baby home to. These are the places where your story will unfold. This is where real life will happen. And so in those first few days of your baby’s life, I think this is where you, as a family, are best documented. You may live in this home forever or maybe for only another year. Either way, this is the place your baby’s story begins, and being able to capture that is a priceless gift you should give yourself.